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A Level Press Release: August 2017

We are pleased to announce yet another impressive year of A Level results at St Simon Stock Catholic School with a pass rate of 97%. An average of one in five entries achieved grades A* to A with nearly half achieving grades A* to B. Two out of every three students achieved three A Levels with nine out of ten gaining two or more A Levels. The average grade for vocational courses was a Distinction Plus.

Early indicators show that our students have once again made outstanding progress from their 2015 GCSE starting-points, bettering even the exceptional achievements of last year’s cohort. These indicators suggest that our overall value added score will be well above the national average for both Academic and Vocational A Levels.

Of particular note are the achievements of Aaron Clarke, Holly Dowd, Alex Delvalle, Tom Grogan, James Kemp, Nathan Tuckwell, Bethany Darcey, Jonathan Hart, Ella Hibbs-Newman, Arthur King, Lewis Playfoot and Chloe Noyelle, all of whom scored two A grades and a B grade, or better.

Arthur King achieved A* grades in RE and History as well as A grades in Psychology and AS English Literature, and he now goes on to study History at Warwick University. Alex Delvalle achieved A* grades in Economics and Biology as well as A grades in Geography and AS Business Studies. Alex will study Economics at the London School of Economics. Bethany Darcey achieved an A* grade in Film Studies, an A grade in Theatre Studies and a B grade in English and now goes on to study Performance Arts at RCSSD. Lewis Playfoot achieved a Distinction Star in ICT as well as an A grade in A Level Mathematics and a B grade in Applied IT and now goes on to study Computing and Information Technology at the University of Surrey.

Ben Williams, Director of 6th Form, commented:

‘We are so pleased with these results, achieved after two years of hard work by our students. In most instances, these results were achieved in new, more demanding courses which increased the pressures on the students during their two years of study. Well done to all.’

Brendan Wall, Principal, commented:

‘I am delighted at these set of results for our young people who have worked extremely hard and achieved at the highest level. Many of them will proceed now to the universities, apprenticeships and jobs of their choice. We wish them every success for the future.

17th August 2017

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.